Welcome to Moraga

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Monte Sereno lies approximately 50 miles southeast of San Francisco, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, near the heart of Silicon Valley. The wealthy, exclusive community is entirely residential, with no commercial zoning.It is one of the tiniest cities in California and has some of the most exclusive zoning regulations in the area ? the code allows only for single-family homes, and the smallest lot allowed is about 8,000 square feet. Monte Sereno is known for its rural character, wooded hillsides and magnificent estates. From 1936 to 1938, John Steinbeck and his wife lived on Greenwood Lane here, while he wrote The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

Quick Facts

Population

17,270

Female

9,130

Male

8,140

  • White
    12,760
    78.3%
  • Hispanic
    775
    4.8%
  • Asian alone
    2,010
    12.3%
  • Black
    161
    1.0%
Median Home Price

$ 971,700

Average Income

$136,336

Median resident age

43.4 years

Moraga Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Camino Pablo ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 117/569221.1
Campolindo High9-12High2017: 44/202120.9
Donald L. Rheem ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 148/569222.7
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate6-8Middle2017: 26/250819.4
Los Perales ElementaryK-5Elementary2017: 216/569221.8
The Saklan SchoolPK-8Private–: –/–6.3
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